Before I jump into this post, let me share with you an AMAZING discovery!
This recipe requires shredded chicken, but WAIT! Stop and put away the forks that you are going to shred with. Because you won’t be needing them anymore!
That’s right, folks. If you have a the miracle-working kitchenaid in your kitchen, then you will never have to shred chicken again manually.
When I found this out, my jaw dropped. I put all of the cooked chicken in the kitchenaid, used the paddle, and within seconds, the chicken was shredded beautifully! At first, I put the setting on low and once the chicken started getting broken apart, I bumped up the speed.
So, if you have a kitchen aid…you now have a new reason to use it: shredding chicken!
Now…onto the real stuff.
There was a coffee shop in my college town that served this amazing cup of soup called African Peanut Soup. When I had the money, I would order this soup every time I was there. Forget the coffee, give me the soup! It was that good. Although I kept begging the baristas for the recipe of their soup, they would not give me the secret behind this soup.
I still have no clue what they put in the soup to make it so darn delicious, but thanks to the world wide web, I have been able to concoct my own African Peanut Soup. Although it isn’t exactly the same, I am still happy with this recipe. The flavors are balanced between the cilantro, peanut butter and coconut milk, and the smooth texture makes this soup a winner in my book.
(Not to mention, anything that has peanut butter in it is an automatic winner anyway.)
African Peanut Soup
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 onion, diced
1 can coconut milk
3 tbsp. peanut butter
1 can stewed tomatoes
3-4 cups worth of shredded chicken
1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
1 tsp. curry powder
3 tbsp. rooster sauce (or red chili sauce)
Salt and Pepper
3 cups of chicken broth
1. In a large pot, saute onion until transparent. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, curry powder, shredded chicken, rooster sauce and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Add coconut milk and cilantro and seasonings. Stir to combine.
3. If you want that creamy texture, take a couple spoonfuls of the soup at a time to blend in a food processor.
And that’s it! Enjoy!